While, yes, the offseason events are barely ramping up, we’re already looking into 2020 for planning purposes. Unfortunately the Upstate NY Regional system is looking a bit scary.
It’s well-known that both RPI and RIT host their respective regionals only during their respective spring breaks. RPI was the first to release their academic calendar and show spring break the week of March 9th. Since then RIT has posted their academic calendar, and lo and behold, it’s the week of March 9th.
This isn’t terribly surprising to most up here, as more often than not the schools seem to have their spring breaks coincide. (It’s more rare that they don’t.) It’s not a major problem, as there’s always the SUNY Poly Utica (Central NY) regional… And their spring break is also the week of March 9th.
(For those interested Rockland, home of the Hudson Valley Regional, has spring break the week of March 23rd.)
Given geographic team distribution across the area, if all three upstate schools hold regionals on their break weeks, attendance wise, this could make CNY very unpopular and HVR very popular for 2nd plays.
Hopefully it’s early enough that one or more schools would consider a different week for their event… or better still, there’s time to coordinate among them.